A Turkish clinic swaps refugees' warzone-welded prosthetics for free 3D-printed ones
Access to prosthetic treatment is scarce globally — WHO estimates 30 million people are in need of prosthetics.
A Syrian war victim walks the ‘red line’ – a test performed to check the balance of the new prosthetics on the patient.
They lost their limbs to wars in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The enemy was the same: military missiles, rebel rockets, insurgent IEDs.
Some of those with amputated limbs turned to metalsmiths, who welded together basic prostheses, sometimes using corroded iron boots – so that the victim could at least walk until a better prosthesis could be arranged. Others only managed to lay their hands on donated crutches.
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